Sphere of Influence

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasians Studies Gamla Torget 3, 3rd floor, UCRS Library
  • Lecturer: Alpo Rusi holds a PhD degree in Political Sciences from University of Helsinki (1982). He served at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland between 1972-1993, in various post in Hamburg , Copenhagen, New York and Bonn. Dr. Rusi was among other things Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the President of Finland, 1994-1999, Deputy Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe (Defence and Security) Brussels1999-2000 and visiting Professor of European Studies at the University of Economics and Politics, Hamburg 2001-2002. Dr Rusi was Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, based in Helsinki, and Ambassador of Finland to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Holy See, Berne 2009-2014.
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  • Organiser: Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasians Studies (UCRS)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 018 471 1630
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Full title: Sphere of Influence - Power Game of Finland for Survival on the Border of Europe from 1700 to 2014- and Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis for Finland and Sweden

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine the geopolitical situation of Finland and other countries bordering with Russia have been gaining attention in the international debate. Even the concept of  ”finlandisation” has been discussed this time in positive terms. Yet the history of Ukraine and Finland is different although not without some similarities.

The seminar is be based on Dr. Rusi’s recent book “Sphere of Influence- Power Game of Finland for Survival  on the Border of Europe from 1700 to 2014” where he has envisaged the main repercussions concerning geopolitical changes of Finland since 1700 until Today.